I grabbed her for some quick pics of bean snappin’ and she in turn showed me that she can snap beans like a pro! Mommy score.
Anyone who freezes or cans beans knows how much work goes into all that snappin’.
Miss Add is a quick little snapper and LOVES the bean snappin’ game ;)
Reminds me of breakin’ beans with my grandma...
When I was little, I can even remember breaking fake “beans” in the fall with Grandma.
We would pick up sticks from the yard and sit on the front porch and break them up – pretending they were beans ;)
Anyhoo, we will be canning Add’s mess of beans tomorrow, but we froze a batch a couple weeks ago that turned out quite nice.
I have a feelin’ this month’s FREEZE-O-RAMA is going to be limited to grill marinades and garden canning and freezing… And that is a GOODe thing in my book :) I just heart summer.
I started out with several slices of bacon and one chopped onion (per stock pot of beans).
Note: The trained eye will see both real bacon and turkey bacon in the pot. My friends Katie and Heather don’t recommend turkey bacon… but I ran out of the GOODe stuff and had to use my turkey bacon… which means that I now have to come out of the closet and admit to liking ;)
Anyhoo… while my inferior bacon was cooking, I rinsed my freshly snapped beans in the sink.
Once my bacon and onions were mostly cooked up, I tossed in enough beans to fill the pot about 3/4 the way full.
I then tossed in the matching amount of chicken bouillon powder to the amount of water added. (1 tsp. per cup of water)
Put a lid on it and cooked the beans for a couple hours until they were almost super tender… since I was planning on freezing these I didn’t want to overcook them before hand.
I bagged up this mess and made sure to get all of the air out of my bags. They froze very nicely. We have already defrosted and ate one of these and they reheated to taste as GOODe as the originals :)
Up next… figuring out what to do with these puppies and canning my next mess of beans.
Did I mention that I heart summer (and our garden)?